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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Kind of pricey the closer you get to campus, but still reasonable

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many convenient places to eat nearby, such as Gushi and Chipotle

4 College Freshman

Administration: Great administration! Keep the socialization among classmates flowing smoothly

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really go to parties very often, so I feel my opinion would be invalid

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Maybe make improvements in the Common's around campus; add a bit more variety and increase serving size

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are kind of small for my liking

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: They have their good days and their bad. Most of the time, the food is extremely unhealthy.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is convenient because it is so close to my classes and makes transportation easy. The only things that I don't find great are the cost of the housing and the social atmosphere in my hall specifically. I'm not very close with people in my hall so of course that effects my attitude towards my so-called "home". Of course, housing is extremely expensive, but I believe that it should be cheaper. Oh, and one last concern is that the washers and dryers are outside and around the corner of the building.. making it pretty inconvenient to make your own food.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: LA food is pretty awesome

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Depends on who's hosting or which frat the party is at

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is always great. Restricted dining times is really annoying, and weekend dining hours are a big difference...but everything is always pretty good!

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All buildings are pretty well maintained, several are newly renovated and in the progress of being renovated, and residence dining halls are awesome!

They're building a brand new gym in the residence area so that'll be really convenient, and recreation is close and well maintained.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of University apartments available to students, and they are almost as close to main campus as the dorms are! I've heard very positive things about the apartments in Westwood.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: LA is the best when it comes to off-campus dining! There are always great options--and there are always options for students on a budget.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: I hardly know of any policies that affect anyone's life here at UCLA--that should tell you how strict they are.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: UCLA originally didn't give me any financial aid, despite a need for it. I had to spend all summer begging them to give me financial aid.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most parties take place on frat row--but there are a lot of apartment parties also, which is where the more "chill" people go. Thursday nights are very popular party nights.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: UCLA's dining halls are famous for having really good food. Bruin Plate is probably the most popular, not only because the food is really good, but because it is healthy and has a fun vibe.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living anywhere in LA without a car is pretty miserable--the UCLA Hill is no exception. The on-campus dining options are way above average, the Hill is very nice, but it can also be incredibly boring if you're not the partying/Greek life type. The cost is ridiculous, but most colleges charge a lot to live on campus. The social atmosphere completely depends on what building/floor you live on, but for the most part, the social life is fairly average.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I have not have that much experience with off campus housing.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: The school prohibits alcohol and other drugs on campus; however, it is very difficult to them to check on every single student. There are a lot of students that have alcohol in their dorms, and that smoke marijuana on campus. It's very hard for administration to notice this crimes, unless someone reports them which is very unlikely to happen.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a lot of scholarships this year that have cover most of my tuition. However, next year I will receive a lot less due to me not obtaining an A in every class. UCLA needs to realize that a lot of freshman struggle during their first year, and it's not fair that they do not receive any financial assistance their second year just because they did not get perfect grades their fist quarter of college.

10 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are a lot of parties in Westwood for the people that are interested, but usually to get into those parties you need to have a contact.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is not enough variety in the dinning halls. I usually love going to Redezvous because its a mix of Latin and Asian food. I do not like the lighting in Covel and Feast, since it's pretty warm and creates a not so pleasant environment to eat.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are very small, and housing is too expensive. You are not getting for what you are paying.

1 person found this useful Report
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Smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles and on the list of America's top colleges, UCLA is a school for those who want to have a blast while focusing on schoolwork. Although course registration is a battle, classes are crowded, and the registrar is impersonal, students praise the wisdom of their professors and feel that a UCLA degree will open major doors in the job market. The quarter system moves fast and tests tend to sneak up stealthily, but this allows for more experimentation when choosing courses and far less boredom. With more than 100 majors to choose from, the campus is bustling with students of all ideologies, races, and academic interests, making rousing discussions an everyday experience.

One of the nation's few top-notch universities that isn't private, UCLA is a place for those who want to learn more than a textbook contains. There’s pressure to shine socially and academically among the approximately 25,000 high-achieving Bruin undergrads, but there are plenty of campus organizations that give students a go-to friend group in the midst of the giant student body. However, it's up to the students to scout out and take advantage of all opportunities because nothing is handed to UCLA students—they must learn to navigate around red tape, persist through budget cuts, find parking and housing in Westwood's winding streets, and steer toward success. And how do they celebrate their successes? Parties! Whether through the semi-dominant Greek system or at a laid-back dorm gathering, UCLA students know how to put the books aside for a night. Overall, Bruins play nearly as hard as they work, making UCLA one of the most well-rounded schools imaginable.

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